The Paget Papers at Keele comprise several hundred manuscript letters, mainly sixteenth century, relating to Tudor political and diplomatic history. The papers include materials relating to the marriage of Prince Arthur to Catherine of Aragon, a signet stamp of Henry VIII, a letter of William Byrd, and letters from Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The fortunes of the Paget family were founded by William, First Lord Paget, a chief minister of the mid-Tudor period. Initially the family lived in Staffordshire at Beaudesert, later moving to Plas Newydd, Wales, where they now reside as the Marquesses of Anglesey.
Reference: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (London, Macmillan, 1995).
There are no restrictions on access to these papers. Viewing is by prior appointment.
This collection is on deposit from the Marquis of Anglesey.
Other Finding Aids
The collection is not listed.
An authority record exists for the Paget Family (GB 152 AAR1977).
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
Further deposits are not expected.
Works using the material
Reference: Harrison, S.J., 'William Byrd and the Pagets of Beaudesert: A Musical Connection' in Staffordshire Studies (Volume 3, 1991).